Monthly Archives: November 2013

Catching up with blogs and friends. The need for honesty and courage.

Time to catch up on this blog. Phew. Lots to share. In the afternoon I attended the monthly area ministry and prayer meeting hosted by ICC. We are blessed with some great friends and partners here. And it’s always interesting … Continue reading

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Funadamari a success!

We’re off the ground! Of the 20 organizations we invited, 11 made it—which was just as well because we couldn’t have fit anyone else. 17 folks came, not including our family, and 12 were from the local community. There were … Continue reading

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More funadamari. Farewell to the Sundes. I FORGOT MY DAUGHTER!

Continued prepping for funadamari. Michiko went to say goodbye to the Sundes. Stayed longer than expected. I was absorped in my work …and forgot to meet Minori when she got off the kindergarten bus. Whoops! Our great friends across the … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Idea Harbor

On Wednesday, we will facilitate the first funadamari. A funadamari is a safe harbor for small boats. We have borrowed the term to describe a meeting for local friends where they can safely share ideas, hopes, and concerns about rebuilding … Continue reading

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Learning servant leadership as children

Just our family this morning for worship. Reimi, who was baptized last week, has moved with her family to Sendai. So we are working to get her plugged into a faith community there. One of our other regulars was home … Continue reading

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A walk in the park with Aslan

Michiko and I basically took the day off with the kids. Minori helped me make pancakes, then we all walked to a nearby park. Some of Hijiri and Minori’s friends were there along with their parents, so we got to … Continue reading

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When she is out, I am in: the house dad potty trains…

Michiko was out for a Nakamadatcha interview this morning followed by a meeting with a secular NPO that is looking for ways to help teens in the area. When she is out, I’m the house dad–and Shiori is still potty … Continue reading

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